Reflexology is the study of reflexes. It is a natural, therapeutic method derived from a study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears that are connected to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. When those reflexes receive the proper application of pressure, reflexology can work to relieve tension, improve circulation, and help support the body's efforts to function at optimal levels. Unlike other therapies that focus on manipulating the bone and/or muscle, reflexology can provide much needed relief to a specific ailment in the body by working on the reflex (located in the feet, hands or ears) the corresponds to the area without causing aggravation and/or irritation.
Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available and you do not have to remove your clothing for the entire body to be treated.
The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of "imbalance" and vital body systems can be blocked, preventing the body from functioning optimally. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural balance and facilitate healing. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy are unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances and by working on these points, the Reflexology Therapist can release these blockages.
During your first reflexology session, you will begin with a brief health history, receive an explanation on how reflexology works and what will happen during the session. You will then be places in a relaxing and comfortable position on a massage table. You will never be asked to undress for a reflexology session, but you may be asked to remove your socks. Your Reflexology Therapist may work one or several localized areas included, but not limited to: the ears, face, feet, hands, etc. A session is 60 minutes.
Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of session may vary for babies, the aged and the extremely ill.
Reflexology is covered by a number of insurance companies across Canada. Clients must check with their individual insurance plans or with their employers to determine if reflexology is covered in their plan. If reflexology is not included, clients are able to request to have it added to their coverage or they can ask their employers to include it in their group health insurance.
To know if your treatments from Isabel Calaus are covered, you must check with your individual insurance plan or with your employers to determine if reflexology is covered in their plan prior to receiving a treatment. Isabel Calaus is a Registered Reflexologist with the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and her registration number is RAC 17071.